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Article ID: 697522

NSF grant will help fund engineering professor’s research of bio-inspired micro-air vehicles

University of Alabama Huntsville

"Dynamics and Control of Long Range Micro Air Vehicles Inspired by Monarch Butterflies" receives NSF grant.

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17-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697360

VIP Neurons Hold Master Key to Jet Lag Response

Washington University in St. Louis

Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing different cultures and exploring natural wonders. That is, if you can get past the jet lag. But what if you could take control of the brain's daily timing system? Biologists at Washington University in St. Louis unlocked a cure for jet lag in mice by activating a small subset of the neurons involved in setting daily rhythms, as reported in a July 12 advance online publication of Neuron.

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12-Jul-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697076

NUS builds new 3D printing capabilities, paving the way for construction innovations

National University of Singapore

The Centre for Additive Manufacturing (AM.NUS) at the National University of Singapore today announced the launch of the AM.NUS Construction 3D Printing Programme to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing building technology in the construction industry.

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6-Jul-2018 5:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 697068

Penn State Aerospace Engineer Honored by International Astronautical Federation

Penn State College of Engineering

David B. Spencer, professor of aerospace engineering at Penn State, has been named the recipient of the 2018 International Astronautical Federation Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal.

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5-Jul-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696959

Documenting 75 years at Hill Air Force Base

University of Utah

In time for the nation’s 242nd birthday, the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library is celebrating an exciting new addition to Utah Digital Newspapers — the complete run of Hill Air Force Base’s Hilltop Times. More than 61,000 pages of the Hill Air Force Base newspapers, covering the period 1943 to 2006, have been digitized by the library’s Digital Library Services Department and are available to the public.

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2-Jul-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696691

Computer Modeling Helps Keep Aviation Electronics Cool

South Dakota State University

Testing complex heat sink fin configurations, such as rectangular and hexagonal pins, zigzag and arc plates and short plates, as well as pin-and-plate combinations can be done through computational fluid dynamics modeling.

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26-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696555

DHS S&T is at the Cutting Edge of sUAS Capability

Homeland Security's Science & Technology Directorate

Throughout 2018, S&T will be selecting commercially available sensors and will demonstrate them at Camp Shelby, Mississippi. After S&T has established the requirements, vendors will each be given a week to demonstrate their tools, to representatives from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG), who provide feedback.

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22-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696154

Penn State's Blue Sparrow Team Named Phase I Winner of Gofly Prize

Penn State College of Engineering

A team of Penn State Aerospace Engineering faculty and students is one step closer to making electric-powered human flight a reality after winning a Phase I award for the GoFly Prize, a worldwide competition to build the world’s first personal flying device for anyone, anywhere.

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14-Jun-2018 3:40 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695951

PNNL Technology Clears Way for Ethanol-Derived Jet Fuel

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

News Release RICHLAND, Wash. — ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 — the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons — to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision of ASTM D7566 Annex A5 clears the way for increased adoption of sustainable aviation fuels because ethanol feedstocks can be made from so many different low-cost sources.

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11-Jun-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 695738

Aircraft Microbiome Much Like That of Homes and Offices, Study Finds

Georgia Institute of Technology

What does flying in a commercial airliner have in common with working at the office or relaxing at home? According to a new study, the answer is the microbiome – the community of bacteria found in homes, offices and aircraft cabins.

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6-Jun-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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